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Motorcyclist Dies After PCH Crash

The motorcyclist was identified only as a 38-year-old Torrance man.

Screenshot of video by YouTube user Katoosh2006.
Screenshot of video by YouTube user Katoosh2006.

A motorcycle rider died from injuries suffered in a collision with a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway on the border between Torrance and Redondo Beach on Sunday, authorities said Monday.

The 38-year-old Torrance man, declared dead at a hospital, was fatally injured about 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of Pacific Coast Highway, said Torrance police Lt. Stephen D'anjou.

He was riding a Harley-Davidson south on Pacific Coast Highway when it collided with a Lexus that had just entered the roadway from a private driveway, D'anjou said.

The 78-year-old woman driving the Lexus was uninjured, D'anjou said. 

Pacific Coast Highway in the area was closed for more than two hours between Prospect Avenue and Palos Verdes Boulevard as officers conducted their investigation. 

Because the crash occurred on the southern side of the street, the investigation is being handled by the Torrance Police Department.

Anyone who saw the crash was urged to call police at 310-618-5557.

—City News Service, with additional reporting by editor Nicole Mooradian.
Wolfman December 30, 2013 at 02:08 PM
I almost got hit right in the same area about 4 years ago
Simone Stephens January 01, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Does anyone have information about the crash that occurred on New Year's Eve near Ruby and PCH? The accident appeared to be a fatal crash involving another motorcyclist... the entire block from Ruby to Torrance Blvd was blocked off. I'm surprised there is no breaking news today about this accident...
Thomas Klausen January 01, 2014 at 03:46 PM
The crash left rider and passenger with pretty serious leg injuries, but they were both alive and lucid going into the ambulance. I, too, am wondering at the lack of news.
Katoosha January 01, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Video of motorcycle accident in Torrance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-Kf5unuimI
Katoosha January 01, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Video of motorcycle accident in Redondo on Jan 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7B7Hj6on1U
Nicole Mooradian (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Here's our story on the New Year's Day crash: http://redondobeach.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/two-critically-injured-in-motorcycle-crash
Nicole Mooradian (Editor) January 02, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Thanks for the videos, Katoosha. I embedded the Torrance one above, and I've linked to the New Year's Day video in that story. (Because of a technical glitch, I can't embed it.)

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